Euro Film Awards adds animation category

EFA members to vote on shortlist of three nominees

BERLIN -- The new category of best animated feature film has been added to this year's roster of European Film Awards, organizers said Wednesday.

The European Film Academy and Europe's animated film association CARTOON announced the creation of the new category. It will honor excellence in European animation.

For the inaugural award, an expert committee will select three nominees. EFA members will then vote on the winner, which will be announced at the 2009 European Film Awards in Bochum, Germany, Dec. 12.